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12 Questions to Scrutinize any Sustainability Strategy

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Practical questions for C-suite, senior management and ESG investors to structurally analyze any sustainability program.

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12 Questions to Scrutinize any Sustainability Strategy

  1. 1. TO EVALUATE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM 12 QUESTIONS
  2. 2. Only 37% trust they have a clear business case for sustainability 12 questions to evaluate your sustainability programSource: MIT Sloan, Sustainability’s next frontier
  3. 3. 1.ONLY PHILANTHROPY, NO BUSINESS FOCUS 2.NOT KNOWING THE KEY MATERIAL ISSUES 3.NO REAL ROADMAP FOR IMPLEMENTATION FAIL FACTORS IN SUSTAINABILITY Photo by Flickr, Eyeliam
  4. 4. To help out, we have developed a dirty dozen of questions, based on 20 years of experience Feedback on this slide deck is more than welcomed via josee@finchandbeak.com. Of course we like compliments too  Asking questions is useful too 12 questions to evaluate your sustainability program
  5. 5. 1. How did you involve your stakeholder in strategy development?
  6. 6. 2. Is your governance level up to industry standards?
  7. 7. 3. What key sustainability risks were identified?
  8. 8. 4. Is your strategy based upon a validated materiality matrix?
  9. 9. 5. How did you align the sustainability strategy with overall business?
  10. 10. 5. How many levels between your sustainability Director and the CEO?
  11. 11. So far, fair enough But what about your numbers? 12 questions to evaluate your sustainability program
  12. 12. 7. What was the financial payback of the initiatives developed?
  13. 13. 8. Are you measuring impact on your corporate reputation?
  14. 14. 9. In what way is your supply chain impacted?
  15. 15. 10. What is your annual investment for internal capacity building?
  16. 16. 11. What percentage of R&D is available for sustainable innovation?
  17. 17. 12. Did you benchmark on sustainability against your competitors?
  18. 18. Did you answer all questions easily or could you use support to improve your sustainability program? Contact us at Josee@finchandbeak.com and check out our free checklist for a solid sustainability strategy at the Finch and Beak website. And? 12 questions to evaluate your sustainability program
  19. 19. TO EVALUATE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM 12 QUESTIONS

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